I mentioned in one of my recent articles that “writing is celebrated as one of the fundamental artistic forms of human expression.” For many people, writing is a completely different world where they can express imagination and creativity in as many ways as possible.
Writing can take many forms — fiction, narrative, poetry, diary, blogging. But writing strikes the deepest of our consciousness when it allows us to express ourselves and relate our experiences to others’.
As I’ve always said when I do talks or give advice to interns: “Not everyone is born a writer, but everyone is born a storyteller.” Writing is a skill that can be learned, but storytelling is inherent in everyone. One way to nurture both is to read and ask help from others like parents, teachers, or experienced writers, to name a few.
Our friends in the Beijing Youth Literary Review (BYLR) have been coaching students and budding writers since last year and have helped them publish literary works in their captivating journal. This Saturday, two BLYR interns will be hosting the group’s first-ever bilingual creative writing workshop at The Bookworm in Sanlitun from 2-3pm.
The hosts will instruct youths aged 14 to 19 in the art of haiku, a traditional Japanese poetry style that consists only of three lines having a specific number of syllables. It is an interesting and challenging form of creative writing that will be fun to explore.
When: July 29, starts at 2pm.
Where: The Bookworm, Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang.
Event language: Bilingual (English and Mandarin)
How much: Free
To register: Click/tap here to register
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